The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
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News From The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
Greetings from the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  After a mild winter, we are now moving into what will hopefully be a pleasant and refreshing spring season of warmer temperatures and sun.  As we start preparing for the season of new life, please be sure to take a few moments to see what we have been up to here at the Firm.   

Below is a taste of what has been happening at the
Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. since our last newsletter to you.  If you want to be kept up-to-date as things occur, please be sure to click the links below to "like" us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter , where you can stay connected instantly with what's happening here at the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Comments and testimonials are always welcome and encouraged.
Firm News, Recognition, Articles, Seminars, Testimonials, and Other News

Over the last few months, two cases recently litigated by Ms. Cohen and the Firm have been selected for publication by the news media.  The first was reported on by The Penn Record (see here) while the other was reported on by Bloomberg BNA (see here).

In October 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire was given the 2017 AV Preeminentâ„¢ Rating which is the highest possible qualification that Martindale-Hubbell can bestow upon an attorney.

Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel here and the videos we have posted here

Our attorneys are asked to be regular contributors to, and/or columnists for various legal publications, such as The Legal Intelligencer, Upon Further Review, and The Legal Intelligencer Blog.  Since our last newsletter, the following articles by our attorneys were published : 
  • Stepparents Stepping Up to Pay Child Support, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on January 9, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer can be viewed  here.
  • What Constitutes Mitigation of a Decrease in Earnings for Child Support?, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, originally published in The Legal Intelligencer Blog on November 10, 2016 and reprinted in Volume 38, Issue No. 4, December 2016 edition of the "Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and can be seen here.

Our attorneys are often asked to lead seminars and/or teach classes on various areas of the law.

On February 16, 2017 James W. Cushing, Esquire was a speaker to the John Jay Institute Fellows regarding the practice of law and vocation; you can learn more about this here.

On November 2, 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire was a speaker at a National Business Institute CLE called "Advanced Employment Law: What You Needto Know" held at the Courtyard by Marriott on City Avenue

On October 26, 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire led a a Continuing Legal Education Seminar hosted by the Center for Professional Education called Employment Law for Accountants.
SF: After being harassed for several months and then finally terminated with a less than mediocre severance package I contacted the law office of Attorney Cohen. After I explained my situation I really appreciated her first question, "do you want your job back?" Even though my response was no I appreciated the fact that she wanted to explore all of my options first. Attorney Cohen was able to effectively negotiate all the areas of concern in my severance agreement even the ones I did not think of. If you need attentive, effective counsel you would be wise to contact this law office.

KD: I was referred to James W. Cushing, Esquire by my company's legal insurance plan (ARAG) for a case regarding the division of property, which in my case was a family pet. It was quite emotional for me, and the first legal issue I really had to deal with. I was quite worried about the process at first, but James explained the steps of the legal process, responded to legal requirements quickly and was detail oriented. He provided ample time for me to gather documents needed so discovery was not rushed and stressful. James remained dedicated to maintaining my position, and in the end the opposing party decided to settle because of our preparation and determination.

Legal Research, Incorporated works closely with the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Its website is  It is a wonderful resource to assist you with legal research and writing in virtually any area of the law for very competitive prices.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Faye's Blog: Toughlawyerlady  



Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has been blogging since August 2011 and has established a blogging site for that purpose. Her blog handle is Toughlawyerlady and you can find her blog here.  We encourage you to become one of her blog followers.

Since our last mailing, she has entered several blog posts which follow (each title links to the below post of the same name):

In her blog, Ms. Cohen shares with you nuggets of wisdom and law drawn from her forty-three (43) years of experience as a practicing attorney.  We hope that you find the blog informative and helpful.


Be sure also to check out and follow James W. Cushing, Esquire's blog Judicial Support from time to time, which you can find here.

About The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. 

The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. will help you aggressively navigate the complicated legal system. We also have excellent relationships with other law firms which practice in areas of the law that we do not.  We can refer your case to them and monitor the progress of your case.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns at 215-563-7776. Telephone consultations are welcome. Notary services also available.  We also serve the Deaf Community as one of our attorneys is conversant in American Sign Language; check our web page for more information on our Deaf Legal Services.


What We Do


- Business Issues and Litigation, Business Formation, Non-Profits, Collections and Contractual Disputes, Tax Law Issues


- Disability: Social Security, Short and Long Term Disability, Government Benefits, Repayment Issues


- Estate Planning & Litigation: Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Estate Contests, Protection of Assets, Review of Assisted Living and Nursing Home Contracts, Estate and Inheritance Litigation, Will Contests, Power of Attorney Contests, and Asset Accounting 


- Family Law: Divorce, Support, Visitation, Custody, Paternity, PFA, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements


- Identity Theft, Collection Issues


- Labor, Employment and Civil Rights: All Discrimination matters, Severance Agreements/Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements, Union Representation Problems, Unemployment Compensation


- Personal Injury, Tort, and Police Brutality Claims


- Pension, ERISA, Wage and Hour Issues


- Real Estate: Agreements, Settlements, Foreclosures, Quiet Title, Ejectment, Zoning, Landlord Tenant


-Student's Rights: Administrative Appeals or Grievances, Discipline, and Discharge.


-Criminal Issues: Criminal Defense, White-Collar Defense Issues, and Qui Tam/Whistleblower Issues. 


- Traffic Court/License/Insurance Issues


-Deaf Legal Services

Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
2047 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 563-7776 / Fax: (215) 563-9996
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This newsletter is designed for general information only. The information presented in this newsletter should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the form ation of a lawyer/client relationship. Please note that the prior results achieved by this Firm do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.